Author: Michael Fraiman

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The Best Recreation Trails in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is known for its nature. Usually, tourists will assume that just means the waterfalls—which aren’t that natural, really—but if you trek farther afield than the nicely manicured green spaces along Horseshoe Falls, you’ll find more casual, spacious, rustic treks and walks to enjoy. The city’s real gems...

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Is the Wild West Coaster Worth the Money?

The ride is in 6D, and each D costs more than $1.

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Are the Clifton Hill Go Karts Worth It?

Niagara Speedway Review: Is the colossal attraction worth the double-digit price tag?

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Is Clifton Hill’s Ghost Blasters Worth It?

What: Ghost Blasters interactive laser-gun ride Price: $5 Length: 3 minutes Rundown: This is a pretty basic ride: you sit in a small car on electric tracks, gripping a laser-pointer gun, and shoot mediocre-looking 3D ghosts as they pop up. You compete with your seat neighbours to see who gets the highest score. There are apparently...

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The Best Thrift Shops in Niagara Falls (That Aren’t Value Village or Goodwill)

Yes, yes, everyone loves Value Village. Goodwilld is a decent company. The folks at Salvation Army believe they’re doing God’s work. But if you’re ignoring the small-business thrift stores, you’re missing out on some real gems. The smaller spots tend to be better curated and staffed, and become more of a community...

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The Best Pizza in Niagara Falls

Finding the best slice in a city is as obvious as a pepperoni pizza. But Niagarans might be spoiled for choice: between our abundance of dine-in Italian restaurants (owing to our above-average ratio of Italian Canadians), family-friendly tourist spots and cheap by-the-slice neigbourhood joints, pizza is one category of food we can enjoy...

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The Best Antique Shops in Niagara Falls

If you love old stuff and classic kitsch, Niagara Falls is the city for you.

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The Best Diners in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ticks a lot of boxes in the food department—Italian, Indian, farm-fresh ingredients—and diner food is no exception. The Falls is a great diner city. (After all, would you expect anything less from a city that feels, er, shall we say, stuck in the past?) The city’s classic, down-to-earth vibe and vintage...

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The Best International Food Markets in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a wonderfully diverse city.

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The Best Bakeries in Niagara Falls

In the late 19th century, a construction boom brought to Niagara Falls an influx of tens of thousands of European immigrants—including huge numbers of Italians. And thank God for that, because today we can enjoy their delicious legacy in the form of hugely popular and authentic Italian bakeries. Yes, most bakeries in the...

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